Our Boundaries Strengthen Our Connections

Our Boundaries Strengthen Our Connections

If we’re learning anything right now, it’s that we are all connected more deeply than we realized or wanted to admit. COVID-19 is shining a light onto all the ways we have long ignored or denied those connections, even with humans from across the globe. Our task going...

I Cried at Target

I Cried at Target

"Assume others are doing the best they can." – Brené Brown I cried at Target this morning. Like many people in our country, we were almost out of toilet paper. We've been making what feels like dangerous daily excursions to find some in our area. I knew that if we...

What Holds Us Together?

What Holds Us Together?

Whatever your industry or your location, news of COVID-19 or the virus itself is no doubt impacting some part of your job, daily activities, and perhaps your sense of security and certainty. Here in Northern California, schools are closed and many are working from...

The Disruption of Refusal – Part 1 of 3

The Disruption of Refusal – Part 1 of 3

The act of disrupting bias comes in many forms. Most often, we tend to think of the vocal ones—speaking out in a meeting or verbally challenging a stereotype. The articles in this series explore the many and various ways we can all participate in disrupting bias, with...

The Disruption of Storytelling – Part 3 of 3

The Disruption of Storytelling – Part 3 of 3

The act of disrupting bias comes in many forms. Most often, we tend to think of the vocal ones—speaking out in a meeting or verbally challenging a stereotype. The articles in this series explore the many and various ways we can all participate in disrupting bias, with...

The Disruption of Listening – Part 2 of 3

The Disruption of Listening – Part 2 of 3

The act of disrupting bias comes in many forms. Most often, we tend to think of the vocal ones—speaking out in a meeting or verbally challenging a stereotype. The articles in this series explore the many and various ways we can all participate in disrupting bias, with...

Interviewing While Black

Interviewing While Black

Interviewing causes angst for most people, and we find it challenging not to lose all perspective during the interview process. We become obsessed with hoping every potential employer will offer us a job. In fact, we will go to incredible lengths and spend hours on...

Widen the Window:An Interview with Elizabeth A. Stanley – Part 1 of 2

Widen the Window:An Interview with Elizabeth A. Stanley – Part 1 of 2

A little over a year ago, I received a referral for a potential new client, Elizabeth A. Stanley, through a mutual acquaintance. Little did I know what her work would come to mean for me and my clients at Leverage to Lead. Liz is a distinguished professor, author, and...

Do I Always Have to be a Social Justice Warrior?

Do I Always Have to be a Social Justice Warrior?

Creating Safety and Planned Alliances for Bias Disruption This isn’t an article about soccer, but did you see the U.S. win the Women’s World Cup on July 7? Did you catch the award ceremony where FIFA president Giannai Infantino was booed and the crowd chanted “equal...